Halloween Bug Coleslaw Recipe

Halloween Recipes

If you're looking for a healthy Halloween salad then this Bug Coleslaw is just what you need. It's slightly ironic that I made this bug coleslaw as I'm inveterately scared of bugs. The only kinds that I don't mind are those tiny spiders that are known as money or luck spiders and ladybugs. This isn't quite as scary, the black sesame seeds perhaps resemble more ants than actual bugs but I wanted a salad or healthy option to serve (and if you have kids, ghoulifying anything might make it instantly more appealing).

Instead of having a traditional creamy mayonnaise based dressing, this is a honey pepper dressing I found on Marissa's blog recently. It's a beautifully light egg-free alternative, and the coleslaw is a very distant cousin to a German coleslaw but with a distinctly Asian flavour to it. I think bitter salad vegetables would also be perfect for this divine dressing.

Bug Coleslaw

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame or nigella seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup/165ml/5.8flozs olive oil

Step 1 - Finely slice the cabbage and toss with the green onion and black sesame seeds. Mix the garlic, honey, rice wine vinegar, black pepper, salt and olive oil in a jug making sure to whisk well as the honey tends to settle on the bottom. Just before serving, shake the dressing well and add to the sliced cabbage and toss this together.

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